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Dear Colleagues:

Yesterday, a message about the upcoming iConference Doctoral Student 
Colloquium was shared. We've received several requests for additional 
information. Following is a message from the 2009 iConference Colloquium 
Planning Team that clarifies the application process.

Best regards,


Dear iConference 2009 Colleagues:

We are still seeking funding for a Doctoral Student Colloquium to be held 
in conjunction with the 2009 iConference. We encourage interested and 
eligible doctoral students to apply now so that we can rapidly make 
decisions about participants should funding become available.

Eligibility Criteria:  You are eligible for participation in the Doctoral 
Student Colloquium if:
1. You are currently enrolled in a university doctoral program and will be 
enrolled during the iConference (February 8 - 11, 2009),
2. You are an author of a poster that has been accepted for presentation at 
the iConference 2008, and
3. You affirm your intention to participate in all Doctoral Student 
Colloquium activities if selected.

Colloquium Activities:  Most Colloquium activities will take place at the 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Sunday, February 8. Each 
participant will give a 10-minute presentation of their 
research-in-progress, and discuss their work with colleagues and with 
senior faculty members in the information field. Participants will also 
receive guidance from senior faculty on preparing for the 
dissertation/thesis defense, publishing research, applying for academic 
positions, and starting out as an assistant professor.

Participants will also gather for lunch on Monday, February 9, to discuss 
their experience with colleagues and enhance fellowship with other students 
and participating faculty. Participants may also be invited to attend one 
or two other special events during the conference. Doctoral Colloquium 
papers will be published as an electronic booklet and made available on the 
conference Web site.

Support for Participation:  Doctoral students selected for participation in 
the Doctoral Student Colloquium will receive support for their conference 
travel and hotel, in addition to the benefits of participation in 
colloquium activities.

Application Contents:  Your Colloquium application should consist of the 
• Your name;
• The name of your institution and your department/school/college;
• Your e-mail address;
• The ID number and title of your accepted poster;
• The approximate cost of roundtrip travel to and from the conference;
• A statement of whether you participated in any of the past iConference 
Doctoral Student Colloquia (Penn State, 2005; University of Michigan, 2006; 
UCLA, 2008);
• Affirmation of your intention to participate fully if selected; and
• Up to three paragraphs stating why you would like to participate in the 
Doctoral Student Colloquium. If there is a particular topic that you would 
like to see covered in the guidance given by senior faculty members during 
the colloquium, please also note this on the application form.

Application Submission:  Submit the application electronically to 
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Monday 29 December 2008. Please include “Doctoral Colloquium” in the 
Subject line of your e-mail.

Notification of Award:  If we obtain funding for the Doctoral Student 
Colloquium, participants will be selected from among those applicants who 
submitted a complete application by the deadline and who meet the 
eligibility criteria. Applicants will be notified of selection decisions by 
Friday 9 January 2009.

For more information about the iConference 2009, please check the 
conference Web site at:

Wanda Monroe
Director of Communications
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
100 Manning Hall
Campus Box 3360
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
Phone: 919.843.8337
Web site:

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